The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn

Ross Dawson

It is some years now since ‘expert networks’ have become a significant force, linking subject matter experts in science, technology, and business to clients, largely in funds management and finance, usually at very healthy hourly rates. Clearly there is the potential for insider information to be made available if people are currently, or even possibly recently, employed by the company in question. A third-party expert network could be built on LinkedIn APIs.

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

Social collaboration technologies such as internal instances of blogging, micro-blogging, video sharing, discussion forums, idea sharing, wikis, and so on are all key aspects of being collaborative. Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”.

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Quora: Questions & Opinions not Questions & Answers

Dan Pontefract

I’ve spent just over a month on Quora , the so-called site that hosts a “ continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it.”. Opinions, not answers, to an open-ended question. It’s a Question and Opinion site.

Curating our personal technology configurations

Nancy White

(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). A conversation emerging in the Network Weaving Community of Practice ( NWWCoP ) focuses on this question: how can/do we use social media for intentionally weaving our networks? What is a Technology Configuration?

People, Organization, Technology?

Martijn Linssen

Headed for my personal trash bin: ‘People, Process, Technology.’ For the rest, technology should enable serendipity rather than predictive process. It may be People, Organization, Technology; although we should not be in a rush to replace a failed triplet with another.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

And lately, I’ve been hearing the question about “what’s your <x> stack” [x|x=’design’, ‘development’, …]. meta-learning social technologyI woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels.

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LinkedIn - Prospecting No - Conversation Yes

Tony Karrer

I went through examples similar to LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers to show the basics of how LinkedIn works. This was more about getting help with questions. I also discussed being more or less open as a LinkedIn Networker: My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach. One of the participants said that they would ask questions of the person about how they are dealing with issues that relate to their services.

2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

Skype: the Internet Time Alliance maintains a Skype channel where we regularly discuss issues, and ask and answer each other’s questions. LinkedIn: I share thoughts there and track a few of the groups (not as thoroughly as I wish, of course). Mail: Apple’s email program, and email is another way I can ask questions or get help. meta-learning technology

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Some new ways to look at infrastructure

Doc Searls

Frequent fliers like myself rely on tools like this one, made possible by a collection of digital technologies working over the Internet. It says every medium, every technology, has effects that refract in four dimensions that also affect each other.

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Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. for Learning Professionals where someone said: I am currently trying to find a SME experienced with Moodle (a CMS/LMS) and WizIQ (synchronous web class technology). I posted a query about this to several of the groups that I've joined on LinkedIn and have received about a dozen responses so far. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0

How PR is as bad is it ever was

Doc Searls

In 2013 – Beginning Of The End For PR Boomers , David Bray actually says this… The media landscape is evolving rapidly, and baby boomers are about to be left behind because of their inability to keep up with technology and the changing times. I have 972 friends on Facebook, 19,061 followers on Twitter, 801 connections on LinkedIn, a Klout score of 81 and a PeerIndex of 81. Business Internet Journalism Personal problems Technology

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

Questions There were some great questions during the session. 9) When introducing these new learning methods, I have the impression that the resistance from organisation is lies more in the new role of the training department rather then new technologies. So, I would agree that new technologies is less the issue. Avoid the Culture Question 3. Technology is Tactical not Strategic 7. Great question.

Questions Before You Ask

Tony Karrer

Let me set this up a bit … I've said many times in presentations and on this blog that I really like to get questions. It's so much fun that I spend time on posts like Social Grid Follow-up just going through and answering the questions that came up during the presentation. Linked In Question Template One of the things that I mentioned in the Social Grid Follow-up post was a particular template for asking for help via LinkedIn: Hi , I'm hoping you'll be open to a brief conversation.

How do you sign an e-book? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Technology (7). That’s a question that writers, and others with plenty of time on their hands, have been pondering since the intelligentsia realized that electronic books are a force rather than a fad. Browse Similar Posts: Business Models , Technology , Tools. Dan Pink.

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Learning in 2024 #LRN2024

Clark Quinn

The twitter chat had a series of questions, so I’ll address them here (with a caveat that our learning really hasn’t changed, our wetware hasn’t evolved in the past decade and won’t again in the next; our support of learning is what I’m referring to here): 1. And I reckon most learners have begun to use technology in their own ways to get answers, whether via the Google, or social networks like FaceBook and LinkedIn.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. Interactions should be basic form-based questions created within the development application. His question is whether this price is reasonable, high or worth raising a stink. Tony - good question to pose.

The Art of Tidying of Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

These principles are still true today, but a lot of changed with the adoption of online professional social networking sites such as LinkedIn. Is it rude to “unconnect” from someone on LinkedIn? That question may make it hard to let go.

and what do you do?

Harold Jarche

Depending on who is asking the question, the short response could be something like: I help organizations adapt to the network era. I connect working and learning, especially with digital technologies.

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Technology - 6:09 AM 7 comments links to Social Learning Measurement Permalink: Social Learning Measurement Bookmark this page at: 7 Comments: At 4/15/2009 08:37:00 AM , Will Thalheimer said. Unless you really screw up your social learning models, those work activities will become significantly more efficient and innovative through the application of social media concepts and technologies.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

There are even simpler technology tools to use to map your professional network. For example, LinkedIn Inmaps will automatically create a color coded map of your network. Some questions to ask: What patterns do you see?

My pick of the best posts of June 2016

Jane Hart

Sometimes we may be able to increase the speed of acquisition of skills, but simply making formal education experiences more compressed or concatenated or more ‘sexy’ with technology won’t necessarily improve outcomes. The ultimate LinkedIn cheat sheet 14 June 2016.

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

In a 2012 study conducted and sponsored by Domo and, the researchers found that 70 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs had no social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Google Plus. Originally published to CLO Magazine. The Social C-Suite. By Dan Pontefract.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Technological infrastructure for social learning. It’s short for “It’s Not About The Technology.” But you can’t do without the technology either. Connections to friends and colleagues, like Facebook and LinkedIn. Third post in a series.

There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’

Dan Pontefract

John’s LinkedIn profile suggests he is “a cultural anthropologist with over 15 years of experience in research and teaching” where he has been “consulting with government agencies and industry and working with the media on issues related to Japanese culture and society.”

Curing High School

Doc Searls

PeerIndex is a web technology company that is algorithmically mapping out the social web. That’s based on my digital footprint on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and my blogging activities.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. eLearning Technology.

Further (slow) thoughts on learning #change11

Clark Quinn

So, a couple of questions have recurred about the slow learning concept. For instance, we should be asking personalization questions afterward (whether via system or person). The question really is whether orgs will ignore or hamper this versus facilitating it.

Musing on Google’s Power Searching Course and marketing

Jay Cross

There’s a midterm exam, a final, and an opportunity to ask and answer questions in two massive Google+ sessions. His LinkedIn profile shows that he began his career at Xerox PARC while finishing his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Rochester.

What's the opposite of evolution? An interesting question about SCORM

Mark Oehlert

So my friend Mark Friedman, down at JKDDC , posed the following question to his LinkedIn network: "What do you think the SCORM E-Learning Reference Model will evolve into during the next 10 years? SCORM is literally 10 years old now - so guessing what it can evolve into (or not) in the next 10 years seems to be good question to ponder these days."

Continuing Education and Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

I'm hoping that readers can weigh in on both aspects: (1) specific thoughts or suggestions on LMS products that might fit and (2) how do you get answers to questions like this? Getting Questions Answered This is probably not the right venue to ask this kind of question, but I couldn't think of any other good way/place to get this question addressed. In my LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , I point out several ways that you can search for experts who might help you.

There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation

Luis Suarez

practitioners is not necessarily because of the technology, which is, as I have said above already, rather vulgar, ordinary and miserable, if, as a result of it, your own health is at risk.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth Kanter

We spent a fair amount of time framing and reframing the problem and ended up with a question that focused on data collection. Recruit Through LinkedIn: On LinkedIn profiles, members can “signal” their interest in skilled volunteering for a nonprofit.

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Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Luis Suarez

In the last few weeks a lot has been written about whether Google Plus is the ultimate killer social networking site of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or several others, you name it. Priceless, if you just want to focus on the conversation without having to worry about the technology.

Whatever Happened to Critical Thinking?

Luis Suarez

And that was pretty ok, because upon checking their different Twitter accounts I was finding out that plenty of those bloggers have moved their blogging into someone else’s homes (Facebook, LinkedIn’s Pulse, Medium, etc.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Quite an exciting journey, if you would ask me, from the perspective of having that golden opportunity of living on the cutting edge of technology, although sometimes it’s been more along the lines of bleeding edge. Starting with the no-brainers, both Facebook and LinkedIn.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Luis Suarez

Yes, I know, it would help me tremendously if next time I ask that question again I would get an answer, but it doesn’t happen often enough, unfortunately. That seems to have stopped people questioning or wondering why I’m doing this. Do I have the final answer to those questions?

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Defibrillating Knowledge Management

Martijn Linssen

Technology alone never addresses the individual behaviors that have to adapt such that the organizational change can occur. This led to a 2nd generation of KM, which recognized that not only did technology not change behaviors, but that knowledge is actually biologically determined.

Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

Beth Kanter

Lucy talked about how technology is driving the shift to a social economy and picked out a few themes, pointing out it is not the technology itself but how we use it. She highlighted the impact of crowd funding platforms and the technology to collect, visualize, and share data.

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

Through social network analysis (email, LinkedIn, Facebook) organizations are able to gain a better understanding of the social and collaboration fabric that influences how work gets done. New modes of sensemaking – through social and technological systems – are required.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

At other times we attend a structured course and meet another attendee who we then add to our LinkedIn connections. I believe the answer to the second question is ‘Yes, when we can gain actionable insight’. “The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor.